After nearly a year of teasing from the DuckTales team, including a reveal at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, Darkwing Duck finally appeared in the reboot of DuckTales!
However it wasn’t exactly what fans were expecting. While the opening scene of “Beware The B.U.D.D.Y. System” was a pitch perfect tribute to the terror who flaps in the night, it was all revealed to just be an old TV show that Launchpad loved to watch. So Darkwing Duck doesn’t actually exist in the world of DuckTales… or does he?
In the episode Launchpad mentions that the in universe actor who played Darkwing, Jim Starling, got “pretty banged up in later seasons” because he did all his own stunts. The inclusion of this line seems to hint there’s more to Darkwing Duck in the DuckTales universe than just a fun cameo.
Co-producer, writer, and story editor for the reboot of DuckTales, Frank Angones, confirmed there’s far more to Darkwing’s appearance than fans suspect.
Angones and the team behind DuckTales have a much bigger plan for the caped crusader.
The DuckTales creative team spoke at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con about using the new DuckTales series as a way to introduce the younger generation to not only the original DuckTales but the wider Disney Duck canon as well.
Keep watching DuckTales. We strongly suspect we’ll be seeing more of Darkwing Duck in the future.
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